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Apparel Prices Under Pressure in August

Although consumer prices continued to drift upward in August, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation data, apparel and footwear prices suffered another sizable decline, pressured by the intensely promotional retail environment, share gains by fast fashion and off-price retailers, and consumers’ rising value-consciousness.

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Womenswear Responsible for Big Decline in Apparel Prices in June

Consumer prices continued to drift upward in June, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation data. But apparel and footwear prices suffered another big decline, pressured by the über-promotional retail environment, continued influence of cheap and chic fast fashion retailers and value-conscious consumers with smart phones who shop around for lower prices before buying anything.

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